Psychopathic personality features and risks for criminal justice system involvement among emancipating foster youth

Michael George Vaughn, Christine Litschge, Matt DeLisi, Kevin M. Beaver, Curtis J. McMillen

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Abstract

Although there has been a surge of interest in the study of psychopathy among juveniles, few investigations have been initiated on non-correctional samples thus reducing the potential generalizability of findings. The current objective was to examine the construct of psychopathy in a community sample of 404 foster care youths transitioning out of care. To our knowledge, this is the first study to explore psychopathic personality traits among a foster care sample. In total, the models indicated that psychopathic personality traits measured by the PPI-SF Narcissism, PPI-SF Extraversion, PPI-SF Unemotionality, and PPI-SF Fearless-Nonconformity were significant yet inconsistent risk factors for diverse forms of criminal behavior and subsequent involvement with the criminal justice system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1101-1110
Number of pages10
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Volume30
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 1

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Antisocial Personality Disorder
Criminal Law
personality
justice
Narcissism
personality traits
narcissism
criminality
community
Criminal Behavior
Extraversion (Psychology)

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  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Vaughn, Michael George ; Litschge, Christine ; DeLisi, Matt ; Beaver, Kevin M. ; McMillen, Curtis J. / Psychopathic personality features and risks for criminal justice system involvement among emancipating foster youth. In: Children and Youth Services Review. 2008 ; Vol. 30, No. 10. pp. 1101-1110.
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